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Tamarind Talks: Noel W. Anderson and Ashon T. Crawley in Conversation

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Tamarind Talks: Noel W. Anderson and Ashon T. Crawley in Conversation

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Join us for the next Tamarind Talks with recent artist-in-residence Noel W. Anderson and artist, writer, and educator Ashon T. Crawley as they discuss art making, modes of representation, and “otherwise possibilities.” The conversation will draw special attention to Anderson’s newly released Tamarind prints Ebony Files, the Albuquerque Suite.

Noel W. Anderson received an MFA from Indiana University in Printmaking and an MFA from Yale University in Sculpture, and he is Area Head of Printmaking in NYU’s Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions. Anderson utilizes print-media and arts-based-research to explore philosophical inquiry methodologies. He primarily focuses on the mediation of socially constructed images on identity formation as it relates to black masculinity and celebrity. In 2018, Noel was awarded the NYFA artist fellowship grant and the prestigious Jerome Prize. His solo exhibition Blak Origin Moment debuted at the Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati) in February 2017 and travelled to the Hunter Museum of American Art in October 2019. His first monograph, Blak Origin Moment, was also recently published.

Ashon T. Crawley is an artist, writer and teacher based in Charlottesville, Virginia. His artwork is at the intersection of performance, painting, and sound making. He is associate professor of Religious Studies and African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia, and the author of The Lonely Letters and Blackpentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics of Possibility. He is currently at work on a book about the Hammond B3 organ, the Black church, and sexuality.

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